“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Holdenville in Hughes County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Fort Holmes

In immediate vicinity

Fort Holmes Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Manning, March 27, 2013
1. Fort Holmes Marker
Inscription.  Est., 1834, by Lieut. T.H. Holmes, later Lt. Gen., C.S.A. This post was visited~June, 1834~by Gen. Henry Leavenworth on his expedition to the Plains tribes. Edwards' Store, site 1 mile west of here, was the last trading post until Santa Fe on the California Trail, for emigrants in the Gold Rush. Jesse Chisholm was a partner in this store, 1836.
Erected 1958 by Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationForts and CastlesIndustry & CommerceWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1834.
Location. 35° 1.134′ N, 96° 22.065′ W. Marker is near Holdenville, Oklahoma, in Hughes County. Marker is on State Highway 48, 0.3 miles south of Old Highway 12 (County Route D138), on the right when traveling south. Marker is about 5 miles south of Holdenville just past Lake Holdenville. Marker is not in its original location so distances listed
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on marker are incorrect. It was placed at its new location when the new SR 48 was constructed. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Holdenville OK 74848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Allen War Veterans Memorial (approx. 10.1 miles away); United States Armed Forces (approx. 11.9 miles away); Sasakwa (approx. 12.2 miles away); Osage Village (approx. 12.8 miles away); Chickasaw/Choctaw Stickball Game (approx. 13.9 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 1,617 times since then and 527 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on April 2, 2013, by Michael Manning of Woodlawn, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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